Celebrity is this decade's biggest obsession, and one person has had a ringside seat for the whole thing. As editor of celebrity bible Heat, Mark Frith has had more access to celebrities than anyone else. And now, for the first time, he's opening up his diaries - and no one is safe. Addictive listening, this is the story of the inexorable rise of this thing called celebrity, crammed with previously unheard of stories from the likes of Victoria and David Beckham, Kate Moss, Pete Doherty, Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, Cheryl Cole, Jordan, Will Young, Teri Hatcher, and more.In 2000, Mark was tasked with turning around the fortunes of an entertainment magazine that was just two months away from closure. He did it - by sweet-talking Victoria Beckham into giving him an interview and stealing a Robbie Williams exclusive from another magazine and essentially inventing the now familiar mix of celebrity photos, confessionals, rumour and gossip. As celebrity obsession took hold of the nation sales of Heat topped 500,000 a week. Heat was there for the incredible rise and fall of Big Brother, and started the Size Zero debate. Tony Blair even agreed to appear topless in their pages.
In green rooms and VIP lounges celebrities have confided in Mark, hurled abuse at him and have been highly indiscreet in his presence. "The Celeb Diaries" is the expose of the celebrity world.
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Author Biography - Mark Frith
Mark Frith took the helm at Heat in early 2000 and increased sales from 65,000 to over 550,000. He has won every major British publishing award in the process, including PPA Editor of the Year twice and, in 2005, the BSME Mark Boxer Award for special achievement in UK magazine publishing. Prior to Heat he was editor of Smash Hits and Sky Magazine. He has also presented BBC TV's Liquid News. He resigned from Heat in February 2008 in order to write this book. He is 37 years old.